Reset Windows Password
Lost password or locked Windows account is the most frequent problem data recovery specialists have to deal with. You could format the hard drive or reinstall your operating system, but that wouldn't keep you from partial loss of data, personal settings and extra headache. Besides, all that can take some time. There is a quicker and more elegant way out of this situation. Just run Reset Windows Passwords from a bootable CD or USB and reset the forgotten password or unlock the account. It's a matter of a few minutes! Reset Windows Password is the most powerful solution for recovering or bypassing all types of Windows account passwords: user', administrator, Active Directory accounts, and domain administrators.
The program is designed specifically for an inexperienced user and is easy to operate. On the other hand, the password lookup algorithms are unique and not used in any similar application.
Unlike other utilities, Reset Windows Password is the only program that can CORRECTLY process all types of Windows accounts.
If you need more professional utility for Windows password recovery and audit, take a look at our Windows Password Recovery tool.
- Simple, intuitive graphic interface. No more ugly DOS prompts.
- Resets and modifies passwords of local users and administrators, domain administrator, Active Directory users, DSRM account.
- Enables and unlocks user accounts.
- Disables the password expiry option.
- Resets SYSKEY (with full user passwords re-encryption)
- Advanced password lookup algorithms (Artificcial Intelligence attack, password recovery using Passcape tables, instant password recovery for the most accounts with fingerprint logon, etc.)
- Dumps user password hashes from SAM for further analysis.
- Dumps password hashes from Active Directory.
- Dumps domain cached credentials.
- Supports all versions of NT-based Windows, including the Windows 8.
- All editions include the utility for creating a bootable CD/DVD/USB disk from the downloadable ISO file with the application.
- Supports 64-bit Windows.
- Large collection of IDE, SATA, SCSI, RAID drivers.
- Detects several operating systems installed on the computer.
- Supports non-English versions of Windows and passwords in national encodings.
- Allows undoing changes made to the system.
- Deletes passwords and other sensitive data from the computer.
- Detailed help.
How it looks and works
Reset Windows Password - screenshots and documentation
Full list of the program features
Three simple steps to create a bootable CD, DVD or USB disk
Utility for creating bootable disks
Running RWP from the bootable disk
Modifying BIOS to boot from RWP disk, questions and answers
How it works (video)
Working with Reset Windows Password: creating bootable disk, loading the program, changing forgotten password.
512 Mb of RAM, CD-ROM (DVD) or USB drive, OS based on Windows NT, BIOS should support booting from CD/DVD or USB devices.
Operating systems: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012. File systems: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5.
Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, German, Persian, Russian.
Despite the fact that the program comes with several popular mass-storage drivers (ATI, Highpoint, Intel, Jmicron, Marvell, Nvidia, Silicion Image, Sis, Uli, Via, Vmware), some PCs may require a 3d-party hard disk driver. Please, refer to your motherboard manual.
Known issues and bugs
If the computer has 2 or more logical drives, the sequence of the letters for these disks can be set totally different than in the original system.
If you are resetting a password of the built-in Administrator in Windows XP Home edition or in some editions of Windows Vista, please keep in mind that in order to activate the internal administrator account, you would need to load the system in the safe mode.
RWP supports all types of the SYSKEY encryption. In some cases you'll need SYSKEY startup password or SYSKEY boot disk. However the program also allows to reset SYSKEY security. So even if you forgot your SYSKEY, it's not a problem now.
After you reset the password, you may temporary lose access to your Web site passwords, file share credentials, Wireless connection passwords, EFS-encrypted files, e-mails encrypted with your private keys, other personal data encrypted with DPAPI. For the more detailed information, refer to the Microsoft knowledgebase article KB290260 please.
All Passcape registered products include FREE LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT.
An unregistered version of Reset Windows Password shows only first 3 characters of the found passwords and has some functional limitations. In particular, only hash dump is working. After the program is purchased, you'll get:
- Registration key that eliminates all limitations of the DEMO version
- Priority lifetime technical support
- Personal confidential help in solving out passwords recovery problems
The software is available in three editions: Light, Standard and Advanced. The detailed list of features for each edition is available here.
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